June 3, 2005

GM’s Oshawa plant named most productive in North America

Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors of Canada’s Oshawa #1 plant is the most productive vehicle assembly plant in North America, according to the Harbour Report North America 2005. The report, published by Harbour Consulting of Troy, Michigan, is an annual study of automotive manufacturing performance.

The #1 plant took the spot for assembly production with 15.85 hours per vehicle; it produces the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Impala. In total, GM has three of the top five assembly plants, including its Oshawa Car Plant #2, which placed fourth. The #2 plant produces the Buick Allure and Pontiac Grand Prix.

GM also leads in eight of the study’s 14 vehicle segments, three in cars and five in trucks. Last year, GM’s vehicle assembly plants improved productivity by 2.5 per cent, making the company the most improved manufacturer for the last five years at a total rate of 28 per cent.

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